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  1. The Sustainable Polar Bear Tour that Also Educates Tourists on Environmental Impact

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    CHURCHILL, Canada, Nov 26 (IPS) - It's almost always cold in Churchill, Manitoba, a remote coastal community on Hudson Bay in Canada's subarctic region. Today, a month before winter officially begins, it's -25 degrees C with a fierce wind coming off Hudson Bay which is thick with slabs of ice. Situated in the middle of Canada, it's the world's largest saltwater bay. And even though frozen solid eight months of the year, the bay sustains the nearly 800 residents of Churchill which is known as the "Polar Bear Capital" of the world.

  2. Amidst Rising Hunger, BCFN Forum to Promote Food Sustainability

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    MILAN, Italy, Nov 26 (IPS) - As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise globally. A record 821 million people are facing chronic food deprivation – a sharp rise from 804 million figure in 2016 - said a report published by the UNFAO earlier this year. Along with rising hunger, food security has declined across Africa and South America while undernourishment is on the rise again in Asia, said the report which attributed the changing scenario to climate-related changes, adverse economic conditions and conflict. With this alarming picture as the backdrop, the 9th Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan is all set to take off on November 27.

  3. Gender Inequality is Stunting Economic Progress

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire'. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality.

  4. VIDEO: On the way to COP24 – The Caribbean Will Not be Left Out

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    GRENADA, Nov 24 (IPS) - As the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – is set to take place from December 3-14 in Katowice, Poland, the Caribbean insists on a seat at the table of negations.

  5. VIDEO: Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya 2018

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    The first global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from Nov. 26 to 28 and is being co-hosted with Canada and Japan. Over 13,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy.

  6. Global, Inclusive Partnerships Essential for the Future Sustainability of our Oceans and Seas

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 24 (IPS) - Lisa Stadelbauer is the High Commissioner-designate of Canada to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda; the Ambassador-designate to Somalia, Burundi; and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. She is a career diplomat with over 25 years in the Canadian Foreign Service.

    Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar global economy supporting hundreds of millions of people and helping drive economic growth in all corners of the world.

  7. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (IPS) - Only 18 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas, but these are increasingly hotbeds of poverty, and climate change is playing a major role in this phenomenon.

  8. Culture, Migration and the Rise of Nationalism

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 23 (IPS) - The recent rise of nationalism in some western countries has been fuelled by an anti-immigration campaign based on the assumed negative influences migrants may have on the host country's "culture". Nationalists seem to conceive culture as a static concept. However, culture is not invariable, it develops and changes over time and as most things created by humans, it is also connected with power. Generally, when people define themselves as "cultured" they assert themselves as superior to others.

  9. How Australia Sustainably Manages the World’s Last Wild Commercial Fishery of Pearl Oysters

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    SYDNEY/BROOME/CYGNET BAY, Australia, Nov 23 (IPS) - Australia's remote north-western Kimberley coast, where the Great Sandy Desert meets the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean, is home to the giant Pinctada maxima or silver-lipped pearl oyster shells that produce the finest and highly-prized Australian South Sea Pearls.

  10. The Start of an Important Global Conversation on the Blue Economy

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    OTTAWA, Nov 23 (IPS) - Jonathan Wilkinson is Canada's Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. A Rhodes Scholar, Wilkinson holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University.This November, Canada, along with Kenya and Japan, is proud to host the world's first global conference focused on the world's ocean economy: the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

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